New Saudi Arabia airport design looks like a desert mirage. Airport is due for completion in 2023 and is estimated to accommodate one million travellers per year once it officially opens
Saudi Arabia has unveiled a new ultra-luxury airport.
Set to open in 2023 with a capacity of 1 million passengers per year, Saudi Arabia's new ultra-luxury airport boasts a design inspired by the optical illusion of a desert mirage signed by leading architects Forster + Partners and Egis.
This future airport will serve the new Amaala resort on Saudi’s northwestern Red Sea coast.
The new structure is expected to handle almost exclusively wealthy travelers, and is intended as a mood-setting statement of opulence. Inside there'll be a spacious courtyard and plenty of features that lean into that "ultra-luxury" vibe.
"Given the nature of AMAALA'S very high to ultra-high net worth guest profile, our mobility strategy demonstrates that more than 80% of AMAALA guests will be arriving by air," AMAALA's chief development officer Carlos Wakim tells CNN.
Chief executive officer of Amaala, Nicholas Naples, said: “From design to personalisation, this will be no ordinary airport. Immersed in the spirit of Amaala, the airport will create an environment that embodies the philosophy of the destination beyond. This will be a unique space that personifies luxury and marks the start of memorable experiences for the world’s most discerning guests.”
This new airport will also offer hangars designed for private jets, as well as spots for commercial aircraft.
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